November 10, 2016 DOWN TO THE END
UMass Minutemen knocked out by VCU
DAVIDSON, N.C. -- The UMass men’s team surrendered a last-minute regulation goal, then fell, 2-1, in extra time to Virginia Commonwealth in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament Thursday.
November 5, 2016 MEMORIES OF '08
UMass Minutemen edged by Explorers
PHILADELPHIA -- The UMass men’s team had a three-game winning streak snapped in falling to third place in the Atlantic 10 Conference standings with a 1-0 loss to La Salle in both teams’ regular-season finale at McCarthy Stadium Saturday.
October 27, 2016 A REAL SNOW JOB
Early elimination for Minutewomen
AMHERST, Mass. -- The UMass women's team’s post-season chances ended as it fell, 2-1, to Atlantic 10 Conference champion Saint Joseph’s in a snow-shortened match at Rudd Field Thursday.
October 23, 2016 WIN COLUMN
UMass women rout VCU Rams
AMHERST, Mass. -- The UMass women’s team snapped a 10-match winless streak with a 3-0 victory over Virginia Commonwealth in an Atlantic 10 Conference match at Rudd Field Sunday.
October 20, 2016 DUKING IT OUT
UMass women, Duquesne draw
AMHERST, Mass. -- The UMass women’s team’s winless streak stretched to nine game with a 0-0 draw with Duquesne in an Atlantic 10 Conference match at Rudd Field Thursday.
October 12, 2016 MUSTERING A STREAK
Minutemen bounce Bonnies
AMHERST, Mass. -- Kevin Boino's 69th-minute goal made the difference as the UMass men's team ran its unbeaten streak to four games with a 1-0 win over St. Bonaventure in an Atlantic 10 Conference match at Rudd Field Wednesday.
October 9, 2016 LOSING TOUCH
UMass women clipped by Colonials
AMHERST, Mass. -- The UMass women’s team’s winless streak extended to seven games with a 2-0 loss to George Washington in an Atlantic 10 Conference match at Rudd Field Sunday. The Colonials scored in the 21st and 27th minutes.
October 9, 2016 POSTPONED
Minutemen visit to Fordham called off
BRONX, N.Y. -- The Fordham-UMass Atlantic 10 Conference match scheduled Sunday has been postponed because of inclement weather, the schools announced. No date has been set for the resche duled game.
October 6, 2016 IN THE SCORING COLUMN
UMass women edged by George Mason
AMHERST, Mass. -- The UMass women’s team snapped a four-game scoreless streak, but surrendered a 107th-minute goal in falling, 2-1, in extra time to George Mason in an Atlantic 10 Conference match at Rudd Field Thursday.
September 29, 2016 OFF TARGET
UMass women edged by Explorers
PHILADELPHIA -- The UMass women’s team surrendered a 107th-minute goal in falling, 1-0, in extra time to La Salle in both team’s Atlantic 10 Conference opener at McCarthy Stadium Thursday night.
September 21, 2016 OVER EARLY
Minutemen rally falls short at Vermont
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- The UMass men's team rallied late in the first half but could not overcome a three-goal deficit in falling, 3-2, to No. 20-ranked Vermont at Virtue Field Wednesday night.
September 3, 2016 OFF THE BENCH
UMass blanks Black Bears, 1-0
AMHERST, Mass. -- Junior forward Gabriela Kenyon scored seconds afer entering the match as a first-half substitute as the UMass women's team took a 1-0 win over Maine at Rudd Field Saturday.
August 28, 2016 TWO TOO MUCH
Minutemen clipped by Colgate
HAMILTON, N.Y. -- Two goals in a two-minute span of the second half were too much for the UMass Minutemen to overcome in a 2-0 loss to Colgate in a non-conference match Sunday.
August 22, 2016 OPENING WIN
UMass women blank Holy Cross
WORCESTER, Mass. -- Senior Megan Burke and freshman Rebeca Frisk tallied second half goals as the UMass women's team took a 2-0 season-opening win at Holy Cross Monday.
February 27, 2016 MINUTEMEN SIGNING
Fall River's Na-Aata headed to UMass
AMHERST, Mass. -- University of Massachusetts men's coach Fran O'Leary announced the signing of midfielder/forward Ibrahim Na-Aata to a National Letter of Intent. Na-Aata joins Andrew Barrowman and Donnie Igo, who signed earlier this month.
February 4, 2016 MINUTEMEN RECRUITS
UMass men's team signs two
AMHERST, Mass. -- Two of Massachusetts' top high school prospects have committed to play at UMass, coach Fran O’Leary announced Thursday. Andrew Barrowman (Marshfield, Mass.) and Donnie Igo (Needham, Mass.) have signed with the UMass men's program.
November 12, 2015 KICKED OUT
UMass Minutemen finished off by Fordham
FAIRFAX, Va.--Jannik Loebe converted a penalty kick in the 83rd minute as Fordham took a 1-0 win over the UMass Minutemen in the first round of the Atlantic 10 Championship at George Mason Stadium Thursday.
November 7, 2015 UNEXPECTED BERTH
UMass Minutemen finish off Fordham
AMHERST, Mass.--Freshman Casey Hamill's first career goal gave the UMass men's team a 1-0 overtime win over Fordham, securing a berth in the Atlantic 10 Championship Tournament, at Rudd Field Saturday.
October 31, 2015 THREATENING
UMass Minutemen fall to GW Colonials
WASHINGTON, D.C.--The UMass Minutemen remained in contention for the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament despite a 2-0 loss to the George Washington Colonials at the Mount Vernon Athletics Complex Saturday.
October 24, 2015 HAT TRICKED
UMass Minutemen fall to Dayton Flyers
DAYTON, Ohio--The UMass Minutemen’s four-match unbeaten streak was snapped as Maik Schoonderwoerd completed a first half hat trick in Dayton’s 4-1 win over the Minutemen in an Atlantic 10 Conference match Saturday night.
October 22, 2015 LATE GOAL
UMass women downed by Duquesne Dukes
PITTSBURGH--Linnea Faccenda scored in the 80th minute as Duquesne defeated the UMass women's team, 1-0, in an Atlantic 10 Conference match at Rooney Field Thursday night.
October 15, 2015 GOING FOR GOAL
UMass women drub Davidson Wildcats, 4-0
AMHERST, Mass.--The UMass women's team snapped a three-game winless streak with its highest goal total of the season in a 4-0 victory over Davidson in an Atlantic 10 Conference match Thursday at Rudd Field.
October 12, 2015 MEN'S COLLEGE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
UMass Minuteman Mark Morris
The UMass Minutemen might have needed a breakout game to get their season on track, and Mark Morris provided just that in a 3-2 win over Rhode Island Wednesday. Morris, the New England Soccer News Men's Player of the Week for the week ending Oct. 11, scored all three goals, including a dramatic 90th-minute winner off a rebound of his penalty kick.
October 10, 2015 DEDICATED
UMass Minutemen tie St. Louis Billikens, 0-0
AMHERST, Mass.--The UMass Minutemen battled to a 0-0 draw with the St. Louis Billikens in an Atlantic 10 Conference match Saturday, the game preceded by a ceremony to dedicate the Sam Koch Memorial at Rudd Field.
October 8, 2015 LATE GOALS COSTLY
UMass women fall to George Mason in OT
FAIRFAX, Va.--Sarah Hardison scored in the 92nd minute as George Mason defeated the UMass women's team, 2-1, snapping the Minutewomen's five-match unbeaten streak in an Atlantic 10 Conference game at George Mason Stadium Thursday night.
October 8, 2015 MEMORIAL DEDICATION
UMass to honor late Sam Koch
AMHERST, Mass. – Prior to Saturday’s Atlantic 10 match against Saint Louis, the UMass men’s soccer program will hold a special ceremony to dedicate the Sam Koch Memorial at Rudd Field.
October 7, 2015 HAT TRICK
UMass Minutemen take 3-2 win over URI Rams
AMHERST, Mass.--Senior Mark Morris scored three goals, including the decider as he put away a rebound of his saved penalty kick in the 90th minute, as the UMass men's team edged Rhode Island, 3-2, in an Atlantic 10 Conference match Wednesday.
October 5, 2015 WOMEN'S COLLEGE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
UMass defender Rebekkah Sverrisdottir
Defense has been the key to the UMass Minutemen rebound after a slow start to the season. UMass, winless in its first five matches, then compiled a 529-minute shutout streak on the way to a five-match unbeaten streak. The shutout streak came to an end in a 2-2 tie with Richmond Sunday, but Rebekkah Sverrisdottir displayed the team's resourcefulness.
October 4, 2015 LAST MINUTE
UMass women tie Richmond, 2-2
AMHERST, Mass.--Senior defender Rebekka Sverrisdottir's 90th-minute goal gave the UMass women's team a 2-2 draw with Richmond Sunday afternoon at Rudd Field. UMass extended its unbeaten streak to five matches but had a 529-minute shutout streak snapped.
September 10, 2015 FIRST VICTORY
UMass women rout Bryant, 3-0
AMHERST, Mass. – Madison Smith and Breanna Robinson tallied their first career goals and Megan Burke added her first of the season as the UMass women's team defeated Bryant, 3-0, Thursday at Rudd Field.
August 28, 2015 WORKING OT
Late goal spoils UMass opener
The UMass Minutemen men's team lost their season-opener as Utah Valley substitute Austin Buxton put home a rebound in the 100th minute to give the Wolverines a 1-0 win Friday.
October 8, 2014 NOT QUICK ENOUGH
UMass men fall in OT to Hartford
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Hartford’s Romario Jones beat Massachusetts’ Tyler Szymkowicz to a loose ball by a fraction of a second and that proved to be the difference as the Hawks defeated the Minutemen, 2-1 in overtime
August 28, 2014 GOLDEN MINUTE
UMass lifted by Burke’s OT goal
SMITHFIELD, R.I. - Sophomore Megan Burke's goal in the 111th minute lifted the UMass women's to their first win of the season, 1-0 in double overtime over Bryant at Bulldog Soccer Field on Thursday afternoon.
August 14, 2014 TAKING THE HELM
O’Neill named UMass interim coach
AMHERST, Mass. – Veteran coach and current staff member Devin O’Neill has been named the Interim Head Coach of the Massachusetts men’s team. O’Neill steps in for the late Sam Koch who lost his two hear battle with cancer on July 20.
November 14, 2013 OUSTED IN A-10
UMass falls to Saint Louis, 2-0
DAYTON, Ohio -- Top-seeded Saint Louis scored two goals in a three-minute span early in the second half and held off Massachusetts for a 2-0 victory in the quarterfinals of the 2013 Atlantic 10 Men’s Soccer Championship at Baujan Field Thursday.
November 10, 2013 UMASS CLINCHES A-10 BERTH
Minutemen lose to St. Louis, 2-1
AMHERST, Mass. -- Despite taking a 2-1 loss to visiting Saint Louis on Sunday afternoon at Rudd Field, the UMass men's soccer team still qualified for the 2013 Atlantic 10 Championship which will be hosted by Dayton starting Thursday, Nov. 14. The Minutemen will enter tournament as the eighth seed and will play a re-match of today's match against the No. 1 seed and regular-season champion Billikens.
November 3, 2013 ROAD WARRIORS
UMass beats St. Bonaventure, 2-1
UMass accomplished what it needed to with a 2-1 victory that moved the Minutemen into sixth place in the Atlantic 10 standings with two home games remaining next weekend.
October 27, 2013 NO GOALS
UMass, Richmond tie 0-0
RICHMOND, Va. -- The UMass women's soccer team played to a scoreless draw at Richmond in its penultimate match of the regular season on Sunday afternoon. Following the contest, the Minutewomen are 6-8-3 overall, 2-3-2 in Atlantic 10 matches, while the Spiders sit at 5-8-3 overall and 2-3-1 in conference play.
October 27, 2013 KEYS TO VICTORY
UMass beats GW, 2-1
AMHERST, Mass. -- Junior Matt Keys scored the game-winner with just under five minutes left in regulation to lift Massachusetts to a 2-1 win over George Washington at Rudd Field on Sunday.
October 21, 2013 MEN'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK
UMass' Cody Sitton
University of Massachusetts freshman midfielder Cody Sitton has been named New England Soccer News Men's College Player of the Week for the week ending October 20.
October 13, 2013 UMASS TIES ST. LOUIS
Minutewomen play Billikens to 1-1 draw
ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- The UMass women's soccer team and Saint Louis played to a 1-1 draw after both squads scored in the first half at Hermann Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The Minutewomen are now 5-7-2 overall, 1-2-1 in Atlantic 10 matches, while the Billikens sit at 4-9-2 overall and 3-1-1 in conference action.
October 13, 2013 UMASS DOWNED BY GEORGE MASON
Minutemen lose, 2-1
FAIRFAX, Va. -- The Massachusetts men’s soccer team got out to an early advantage before allowing two second-half goals in a 2-1 setback to George Mason at the GMU Stadium on Sunday.
October 11, 2013 SLOW START DOOMS UMASS
Minutemen lose at VCU, 4-0
RICHMOND, Va. -- VCU scored twice in the first 18 minutes and that proved to be enough as the Rams defeated Massachusetts, 4-0, in the Atlantic 10 opener for both teams at a rainy Sports Backers Stadium on Friday night.
September 30, 2013 MEN'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK
UMass' Josh Schwartz
University of Massachusetts junior forward Josh Schwartz has been named New England Soccer News Men's College Player of the week for the week ending September September 29.
September 28, 2013 FIRST WIN
UMass beats Siena, 5-2
AMHERST, Mass. -- Massachusetts head coach Sam Koch preached offensive patience through the first nine games of the season, reminding his young team that the offense would come around if they just kept working.
September 22, 2013 HARRINGTON LIFTS HARVARD
Crimson defeat UMass, 2-1
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Harvardâ€™s Kevin Harrington scored with just over 10 minutes remaining in regulation to lift the Crimson to a 2-1 win over Massachusetts at Ohiri Field Sunday.
September 16, 2013 FRESHMAN LEAD
Pandolfi, Alvarez give UMass 2-1 OT win
TOMBALL, Texas - Freshmen Sarah Pandolfi and Daniela Alvarez both notched their first career goals to carry the UMass women's soccer team to a come-from-behind 2-1 double overtime victory over Lamar at Tomball High School on Sunday.
September 14, 2013 HAT TICK HALTS UMASS
Groom leads 3-1 Texas A&M win
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - The UMass women's hung tough with #20 Texas A&M, but a hat trick by Shea Groom helped carry the Aggies past the Minutewomen, 3-1 on Friday evening at Ellis Field. The setback leaves UMass at 1-4-1, while Texas A&M improves to 4-2-1 on the season.
September 12, 2013 UMASS DOWNED BY HARTFORD
Minutemen fall 1-0
AMHERST, Mass. -- Hartford’s Jeff Tryon scored on a feed across the box in the 71st minute to give the visiting Hawks a 1-0 win over Massachusetts at Rudd Field Wednesday.
September 1, 2013 UMASS MEN FALL IN OT
Minutemen lose to Bradley, 1-0
PEORIA, Ill. -- The Massachusetts men’s soccer team suffered a heartbreaking 1-0 overtime loss to Bradley in the finals of the Hotels atGrand Prairie Classic at Shea Stadium Sunday afternoon.
August 30, 2013 PAYING THE PENALTY
UMass women fall to St. John's on late PK
AMHERST, Mass. -- A late penalty kick goal led to a 1-0 setback for the UMass women's soccer team against St. John's Thursday afternoon at Rudd Field. Following the loss, which was the 2013 home opener for the Minutewomen, the squad sits at 0-2-0 on the year, while the Red Storm improves to 3-0-0.
April 24, 2013 STAFF CHANGES
Promotion, addition for UMass women
AMHERST, Mass. - Rebecca Capinera, who will be entering her third year on the sidelines for the UMass Minutewomen, has been promoted to top assistant, while 2009 Dayton graduate Courtney Sirmans has been added as an assistant coach.
November 1, 2012 HIGH FLYERS
UMass can't hold off Dayton, season ends with 4-1 loss
KINGSTON, R.I. - UMass sophomore Moa Mattsson scored her team-leading 12th goal of the season, but Dayton's three second-half goals helped the Flyers past the Minutewomen, 4-1 in the opening round of the Atlantic 10 Women's Soccer Tournament at the URI Soccer Complex on Thursday evening.
UMass gets seventh A10 seed
AMHERST, Mass. - For a fourth straight season, the UMass women's soccer team has earned a berth into the Atlantic 10 Tournament, the conference office announced on Sunday evening.
October 28, 2012 MATTSSON NETS TWO
UMass rolls over Pitt 5-2
PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Sophomore Moa Mattsson scored two goals in the first half and UMass added three more in the second to down Duquesne, 5-2, in the teams' regular season finale on Sunday afternoon.
October 6, 2012 FIRST HALF FLURRY
UMass nets three to beat URI
AMHERST, Mass. – Matching its highest goal output of the 2012 season, the UMass women posted three first half tallies to down Rhode Island, 3-1 on Saturday afternoon at Rudd Field.
September 28, 2012 HIGH FLYERS
Dayton routs UMass women 4-0
AMHERST, Mass. - Colleen Williams and Juliana Libertin each had a goal and an assist to propel defening Atlantic 10 Champion Dayton to a 4-0 win over UMass on Friday afternoon on a rain-soaked Rudd Field.
September 25, 2012 SQUEEZED BY ORANGE
UMass falls to Syracuse 2-0
AMHERST, Mass. - Jordan Murrell scored in the 17th minute and Skylar Thomas added a second goal late in the contest as Syracuse defeated Massachusetts, 2-0, at Rudd Field Tuesday, handing the Minutemen their first home loss of the season.
September 22, 2012 HOME CLEANING
UMass posts another shutout
AMHERST, Mass. – Freshman Peter Alvarenga collected his first career points and the Massachusetts defense posted their third home shutout in four games, as the Minutemen defeated Dartmouth, 2-0, Saturday at Rudd Field.
September 20, 2012 BEAR-TRAPPED
Minutewomen fall to Brown
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Despite placing 11 shots on target, the UMass women came up short with a 1-0 setback at Brown on Thursday afternoon at Stevenson Field.
September 19, 2012 SAINTS MARCH IN
Early goals doom UMass
LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. ---Siena scored a pair of first half goals the UMass could not catch up, as the saints went on to win 3-1 at the Siena Turf Field on Wednesday.
September 16, 2012 ANOTHER CLEAN SHEET
UMass posts back to back shutouts
AMHERST, Mass. - Hlín Gunnlaugsdottír and Moa Mattsson each had a goal and an assist to lead UMass to a its second straight shutout, a 2-0 win over New Hampshire at Rudd Field on Sunday afternoon.
September 15, 2012 SKID STOPPER
Late goal gives UMass a 1-1 tie
DURHAM, N.H. - Brett Canepa scored with four seconds left in regulation to help Massachusetts snap a two-game losing streak with a 1-1 tie at New Hampshire on Saturday night.
September 7, 2012 FALLING TO WAKE
UMass edged 1-0 by Demon Deacons
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Senior goalkeeper Stephanie Gordon made more than 10 saves for the third time this season, but Ally Berry's header in the 61st minute lifted #17 Wake Forest past the UMass women 1-0 on Friday night at Spry Stadium.
August 31, 2012 DEADLOCKED
UMass-Harvard draw 1-1
AMHERST, Mass. – UMass and Harvard played a back-and-forth match at Rudd Field Friday, eventually settling for a 1-1 draw.
August 27, 2012 78TH MINUTE MAN
Schwartz header gives UMass 1-0 win
AMHERST, Mass. -- Sophomore Josh Schwartz's header in the 78th minute gave Massachusetts the lead and senior Brian Frame made some clutch saves down the stretch as the Minutemen defeated Vermont, 1-0, at Rudd Field Monday.
August 26, 2012 FIRST CLEAN SHEET
UMass tops Albany 1-0
AMHERST, Mass. - On the back of a late first-half goal by sophomore Kristen Gargiulo and a solid team defensive effort, the UMass women posted its second straight victory, blanking UAlbany, 1-0, on Sunday afternoon at Rudd Field.
August 19, 2012 BOUNCED BY BRUINS
Late goal costs UMass
AMHERST, Mass. – UMass held #6 UCLA level in the opening half, but a redirection off a free kick in the 52nd minute lifted the Bruins past the Minutewomen, 2-1 in front of a packed house at Rudd Field on Sunday afternoon.
August 7, 2012 SHARING THE LOAD
UMass assistant O'Neill will have expanded role as Koch battles cancer
AMHERST, Mass. – University of Massachusetts head men’s soccer coach Sam Koch has informed his team and the Department of Athletics that he has been diagnosed and is soon to begin receiving treatment for a form of cancer. Koch will continue to serve as the head coach of the men’s soccer team with daily operations being handled by assistant coach Devin O’Neill.
January 4, 2012 ITALIAN RECRUIT
UMass brings in Martina Rosucci
AMHERST, Mass. - UMass has added forward-midfielder Martina Rosucci of Torino, Italy, to the roster. Rosucci, captained the Under 19 Italian National Team and will be enrolling at UMass for the spring semester with a full four years of eligibility heading into the 2012 season.
November 6, 2011 HIGH FLYERS
Dayton routs UMass 5-0 for in A-10 women's title
DAYTON, Ohio— Dayton junior Colleen Williams tallied a hat trick, including the game’s first two goals, to lead the third-seeded Flyers to a 5-1 win over No. 4 Massachusetts in the Atlantic 10 Conference Women’s Soccer Championship Finals.
November 3, 2011 POST SEASON DROUGHT ENDS
UMass women advance to semifinals
DAYTON, Ohio—Fourth-seeded Massachusetts scored twice in the first half to advance to the semifinals of the Atlantic 10 Conference Women’s Soccer Championship with a 3-1 win over fifth-seeded St. Bonaventure Thursday at University of Dayton’s Baujan Field.
October 23, 2011 DOUBLE SHUTOUT
UMass ties St. Bonaventure 0-0
ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. - UMass goalkeeper Shane Curran-Hays made six saves and St. Bonaventure goalkeeper Mitchell Mack made four saves as neither team found the back of the net in a 0-0 draw at McGraw-Jennings Field Sunday.
October 21, 2011 A TEN
UMass hits double digits with 1-0 win
AMHERST, Mass. - Julie Morrissey scored in the first half, giving UMass a 1-0 win over Duquesne at Rudd Field Friday. The win was the Minutewomen's 10th of the season and the 200th of coach Ed Matz's career.
October 16, 2011 LOTS OF SHOTS
No goals in LaSalle-UMass draw
PHILADELPHIA - Despite a total of 40 combined shots, neither the UMass nor La Salle could find the game winning goal as the two teams battled to a 0-0 double-overtime draw on Sunday afternoon at McCarthy Stadium.
October 16, 2011 STREAK ENDS
UMass unbeaten string ends at 8
AMHERST, Mass. - The UMass women managed to solve one of the top defenses in the nation, but La Salle edged out the Minutewomen, 3-2 in overtime on Rudd Field on Sunday afternoon.
September 27, 2011 FOURTH STRAIGHT
UMass tops Dartmouth 1-0
HANOVER, N.H. – They don’t call them the Minutewomen for nothing. It took UMass 20 seconds to score the only goal of the game, for a 1-0 win over Dartmouth at Burnham Field on Tuesday night.
September 16, 2011 87TH MINUTEWOMAN
Mattsson gives UMass 1-0 win with late strike
AMHERST, Mass. – A magnificent 87th minute strike from freshman Moa Mattsson lifted UMass team to a 1-0 victory over Maine on Friday afternoon at Rudd Field. The win, which was the second straight for the Minutewomen, moves them to 4-2-1, while the Black Bears drop to 3-2-1.
September 11, 2011 BIG D
UMass women hold off BU, 1-0
AMHERST, Mass. - Sophomore Grace Coombs' first collegiate goal was all the offense the UMass women needed to upset #20 Boston University 1-0 Sunday afternoon at Rudd Field.
September 9, 2011 LATE LETDOWN
Basking gives Harvard 2-1 win over UMass
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Melanie Baskind scored an unassisted game-winning tally in the 89th minute, as the Harvard women defeated Massachusetts 2-1 Friday evening. With the win, the Crimson improves to 2-1 overall, while the Minutewomen fall to 2-2-1.
September 2, 2011 GROUNDING THE PHOENIX
UMass women top Elon
AMHERST, Mass. - Julie Morrissey scored in the 23rd and 84th minutes to lead the UMass women to a 2-1 win over Elon at Rudd Field on Friday afternoon.
August 23, 2011 AN OPENING WIN
UMass 1-0 for first time since 2007
DURHAM, N.H. – An early goal and an late one gave UMass a 2-1 win over New Hampshire on Tuesday. For the first time since 2007, the Minutewomen begin the season 1-0-0, while the Wildcats start off at 0-1-0.
August 17, 2011 NEW ASSISTANT
Capinera joins UMass staff
AMHERST, Mass. - Former St. John's goalkeeper, Rebecca Capinera has been named an assistant coach for UMass women's soccer. Capinera joins the UMass staff from Marist and has previously coached in the Atlantic 10 as a member of the St. Bonaventure staff.
November 7, 2010 COSTLY TIE
UMass draw 1-1, miss A-10 tournament
SAINT LOUIS, Mo. - After Bryant Craft and Ben Arikian gave UMass a two-goal second half lead, Saint Louis tallied a pair of goals with under 20 minutes left in regulation to force a 2-2 double overtime draw at Hermann Stadium Sunday.
November 5, 2010 BIG SWING
Loss drops UMass from 3rd to 7th
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A pair of second half goals gave host Charlotte a 2-0 win over UMass on Friday night dropping the Minutemen from 3rd to 7th in the Atlantic 10 standings. UMass will face Saint Louis which stands in 5th-place after defeating Rhode Island.
November 4, 2010 ELIMINATED
UMass women fall to St. Bonaventure
KINGSTON, R.I. – A pair of second half goals gave St. Bonaventure a 2-0 win and eliminated UMass from the Atlantic 10 Tournament at the URI Soccer Complex on a rainy Thursday evening.
October 24, 2010 GOLDEN MINUTEWOMEN
UMass edges St. Joe’s 1-0 in OT
AMHERST, Mass. - Senior Therese Smith scored the golden goal with just over three minutes to play in the first overtime to give the UMass women's soccer team a 1-0 win against Saint Joseph's on Sunday afternoon at Rudd Field.
October 19, 2010 GOAL OF THE WEEK
UMass' Stoker makes first one count
Chris Stoker made his first goal count scoring the game-winner in the 87th minute on Saturday night as UMass defeated Rhode Island 1-0 giving him the nod for the New England Soccer News Goal of the Week for the week ending October 17.
October 16, 2010 MAKING IT COUNT
First goal is a winner for UMass’ Stoker
KINGSTON, R.I. - Chris Stoker made his first goal count scoring the game-winner in the 87th minute on Saturday night as UMass defeated Rhode Island 1-0 at Rhode Island. The Minutemen remain unbeaten in the Atlantic 10 with a 2-0-1 league record.
October 10, 2010 HIGH FLYERS
Dayton zips past Minutewomen 5-0
DAYTON, Ohio – Five different players scored as Dayton swept past UMass 5-0 at Baujan Field Sunday. Following the loss, the Minutewomen are now 5-8-0 overall, 2-2-0 in the A-10, while the Flyers are now 12-2-0 after picking up their ninth straight win and sit atop the conference standings at 4-0-0.
October 2, 2010 ANOTHER OT
UMass rallies to tie Siena 2-2
AMHERST, Mass. - - UMass came back from a two goal deficit to tie Siena, 2-2, on Saturday afternoon at Rudd Field. The Minutemen are 1-3-5 following their final match before beginning Atlantic 10 play next Friday, while the Saints sit at 3-5-1 overall.
September 29, 2010 DRAWN OUT
Dartmouth, UMass tie 1-1
AMHERST, Mass. – Umass freshman Tyler Cleverdon scored in the 27th minute , but Dartmouth senior Andrew Olsen scored two minutes later as the team’s played to a 1-1 draw Wednesday at Rudd Field.
September 26, 2010 CAN'T HANG ON
UMass falls shor to Harvard
AMHERST, Mass. ---The UMass women rallied from a two-goal deficit, but could not hold off Harvard, falling to the Crimson, 3-2 on Sunday afternoon at Rudd Field.
September 25, 2010 GOLDEN WILDCATS
New Hampshire tops UMass 1-0 in OT
AMHERST, Mass. - After a scoreless regulation and first overtime, New Hampshire's Jon Harris scored the Golden Goal with 85 seconds remaining in the match giving the Wildcats a 1-0 double-overtime win over the UMass men's soccer team at Rudd Field on Saturday.
September 23, 2010 LAST MINUTE BROWN
Bears come back to beat UMass
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Allison Kagawa scored in the 88th minute to give Brown a 3-2 win over UMass at Stevenson Field Thursday. The setback leaves the Minutewomen, who came from behind twice, at 3-5-0 on the year, while the Bears improve to 4-2-1.
September 22, 2010 CLAWED
Vermont comes back to tie UMass
AMHERST, Mass. - Despite taking a 2-1 lead into halftime on goals from Bryant Craft and Andrew Henshaw, the UMass men's soccer team was forced into a 2-2 double overtime draw by Vermont on Wednesday afternoon at Rudd Field.
September 19, 2010 BOUNCED BY THE HOOSIERS
Indiana tops Minutemen 2-1
AMHERST, Mass. – Goals from Will Bruin and Andy Adlard and some lucky bounces in the Hoosiers’ favor resulted in a 2-1 road win for No. 24 Indiana at UMass on Sunday afternoon. With the win Indiana improves to 2-3, while UMass fals to 1-2-2.
September 17, 2010 WIPED OUT BY WOLVERINES
Michigan routs UMass women 5-0
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Nkem Ezurike had two goals and an assist as Michigan routed UMass 5-0 at at U-M Soccer Stadium Friday. With the setback, the Minutewomen's record levels at 3-3-0, while the Wolverines improve to 4-1-2 on the year.
September 17, 2010 DAY OF FIRSTS
UMass tops UCF as freshmen score
AMHERST, Mass. - It was a day of firsts as freshmen Brett Canepa and Tyler Cleverdon scored their first career goals to lead UMass to its first win of the season, 2-1, over UCF at Rudd Field.
September 14, 2010 GOAL OF THE WEEK
Hamel’s first for UMass is a winner
Senior Ashley Hamel's first career goal completing a come from behind overtime win for the UMass Minutewomen has been selected the New England Revolution has been named the New England Soccer News Goal of the Week for the week ending September 12.
September 12, 2010 UMASS ROLLS
Minutewomen trounce Fairfield 4-0
FAIRFIELD, Conn. - With a pair of goals in each half, the UMass women rolled to a 4-0 victory over Fairfield on Sunday afternoon. The win was the second straight for the Minutewomen to improve their record to 3-2-0, while the Stags fall to 3-3-0.
September 10, 2010 107th MINUTE WOMAN
Hamel OT goal leads UMass
AMHERST, Mass. - Senior Ashley Hamel's first career goal completed UMass women's soccer's come-from-behind victory over New Hampshire, 2-1, in double overtime, on Friday afternoon at Rudd Field.
Minutewomen fall to Albany 1-0
ALBANY, N.Y. - Despite outshooting Albany 17-9, the UMass women dropped its first road match of the season, 1-0, on Monday afternoon. The setback leaves the Minutewomen at 1-2 on the year, while the Great Danes improve 3-2 after picking up their third straight victory.
September 6, 2010 STREAK EXTENDED
Harvard unbeaten vs UMass in nine games
AMHERST , Mass. – A second half goal by Ross Friedman propelled Harvard to a 3-2 win over UMass at Rudd Field on Monday afternoon. The Crimson extended their unbeaten streak against UMass to nine games (8-0-1).
September 3, 2010 CENTURY MARK
UMass wins 4-0 for Matz’s 100th win
AMHERST, Mass. – Four different players scored for the UMass Minutewomen Friday afternoon at Rudd Field, as they downed Vermont 4-0, giving coach Ed Matz his 100th win at the school.
September 1, 2010 DERBY DRAW
UMass-Boston University tie 1-1
Boston University scored on a penalty kick by Michael Bustamante, but UMass' Bryant Craft scored just 64 seconds into the second half UMass forced the Terriers into a 1-1 double overtime draw at Nickerson Field.
August 27, 2010 LOST OPENER
UMass falls to Washington 3-0
AMHERST, Mass. – Washington scored twice in the first half and went on to defeat the UMass women 3-0 in their season opener at Rudd Field Friday afternoon,
June 15, 2010 NEW RECRUITS
Minutewomen add ten
AMHERST, Mass. - UMass women's soccer head coach Ed Matz has announced the addition of 10 recruits who will join the Minutewomen this fall. The group includes four forwards, four defenders, one midfielder and one goalkeeper with four players hailing from Massachusetts, two from Connecticut and one each from Georgia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and England.
May 17, 2010 UMASS SLATE SET
Minutewomen announce 2010 schedule
AMHERST, Mass. - The UMass women's soccer team announced its 2010 schedule on Monday, highlighted by eight home matches, including the season opener against Washington on Aug. 27 at 4 p.m., on Rudd Field.
February 4, 2010 NEW ASSISTANTS
UMass ads pair of coaches
AMHERST, Mass. - Former New Haven head coach Brendan Faherty and Penn assistant Abby Shiffler have been named UMass women's soccer assistant coaches.
January 7, 2010 NEW BOSS
Matz named Minutewomen head coach
AMHERST, Mass. - Ed Matz, the former Northeastern women's soccer head coach and 2009 Colonial Athletic Association Coach of the Year, has been named UMass women's soccer head coach,. Matz, who will be the fifth head coach in the history of the program, will begin his first season on the sidelines with the Minutewomen in the fall of 2010. He takes over for Angela Napoli who coached the team to a 6-11-2 record her only season at the helm.
November 6, 2009 A WIN BUT NO BERTH
UMass tops Richmond 2-1 in OT
RICHMOND, Va. - Chris Roswess' golden goal gave UMass a 2-1 overtime victory over Richmond in Atlantic 10 action on Friday evening. The tally came after a late goal by the Spiders forced an extra period.
November 5, 2009 KICKED BY RAMS
UMass season ends with 3-0 loss
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Despite a pair of quality scoring opportunities, the UMass women's soccer team was unable to break through against the Fordham defense, falling 3-0 in the opening round of the Atlantic 10 Tournament on Thursday evening at Transamerica Field.
November 4, 2009 READY FOR POST SEASON
UMass making first trip since ‘04
CHARLOTTE, NC--- Making their first postseason appearance since 2004, the UMass women open play in the Atlantic 10 Tournament this Thursday, Nov. 5. As the No. 6 seed in the field, the Minutewomen will be taking on No. 3 Fordham in a first round match at 5:30 p.m. at Transamerica Field. In the 8 p.m. contest, No. 4 St. Bonaventure will play No. 5 Saint Louis with the winners of both matches moving on to face Dayton and Charlotte in semifinal action on Friday.
November 1, 2009 BLANKED BY BONNIES
UMass falls to St. Bonaventure 1-0
AMHERST, Mass. - Fabrizio Savarino scored the game-winning goal in the 32nd minute as St. Bonaventure defeated the UMass men's soccer team 1-0 on Sunday afternoon at Rudd Field.
The Minutemen fall to 6-6-3 overall and 3-4-0 in the Atlantic 10, while St. Bonaventure improves to 9-6-0 overall and 5-2-0 in the league.
November 1, 2009 TOURNAMENT BOUND
UMass earns spot in A-10
AMHERST, Mass. – Lauren Yelinek scored theonly goal to give UMass a 1-0 win over Richmond at Rudd Field on Sunday. With the win, the Minutewomen move to 6-10-2, 5-6-0 in conference play, and have earned a berth into the Atlantic 10 tournament for the first time since 2004.
October 30, 2009 A LATE KO
UMass women stop GW 1-0
AMHERST, Mass. - With overtime looming, the UMass women's soccer team punched in a late goal to down George Washington, 1-0, on Rudd Field on Friday afternoon.
October 30, 2009 DOWNING THE DUKES
Late goal gives UMass 2-1 win
AMHERST, Mass. - Sam DeNormandie scored in the 87th minute giving UMass 2-1 win over Duquesne on Friday afternoon at Rudd Field. For DeNormandie, it was his second career game-winner and third goal overall.
October 24, 2009 TRIPPED UP
Rams, rain too much for Minutemen
AMHERST, Mass. – The Massachusetts Minutemen went down by a goal 13 minutes into Saturday’s rain-soaked match at Rudd Field and never recovered, falling 1-0 to Rhode Island.
October 19, 2009 A-10 HONOR
Adams named Player of the Week
PHILADELPHIA---Mass senior forward Cristina Adams was named Co-Atlantic 10 Player of the Week. The honor, which is the first career weekly A-10 accolade for Adams, marks the second for a member of the Minutewomen this season.
October 18, 2009 SKID SNAPPED
After two losses, UMass wins 2-0
AMHERST, Mass. - Stuart Amick and Andrew Henshaw each tallied second half goals as UMass blanked Saint Joseph's 2-0 on a rainy Sunday afternoon at Rudd Field. Shane Curran-Hays earned the shutout in goal for the Minutemen who snapped a two-game losing skid.
October 17, 2009 WILD ONE
Minutewomen get past URI 3-2
AMHERST, Mass. - Junior Therese Smith's goal in the 87th minute lifted the UMass women to a 3-2 victory over Rhode Island at Rudd Field on Saturday afternoon. The win moves the Minutewomen to 4-8-2 overall, 3-4-0 in Atlantic 10 matches, while the Rams drop to 4-10-1 (2-5-0 A-10).
October 9, 2009 ANOTHER CLEAN SHEET
UMass posts fifth shutout
CINCINNATI - Sophomore defender Andrew Henshaw tallied his second career goal in the 35th minute as UMass defeated Xavier 1-0 at the XU Soccer Complex on Friday night. The shutout was the fifth for UMass this season and marked the Minutemen's first Atlantic 10 win of the year.
October 9, 2009 SECOND HALF LETDOWN
UMass falls to LaSalle
AMHERST, MA – UMass scored first, but Traci DePasquale scored a pair of goals and registered a game-winning assist, as La Salle picked up its first Atlantic 10 Conference victory of the year with a 3-1 win at Rudd Field Friday afternoon.
September 28, 2009 UMASS’ COTA HONORED
A-10 Rookie of the Week
AMHERST, Mass. - UMass freshman Emily Cota (Green Lane, Pa./Upper Perkiomen) picked up a pair of honors on Monday as she was named the UMass Athlete of The Week and Atlantic 10 Co-Rookie of the Week following her performance in the Minutewomen's first two conference games of the season.
September 27, 2009 UNBEATEN IN FIVE
UMass extends streak 1-0 over Duquesne
PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A late tally by redshirt junior Sydney Stoll helped the UMass women extend its unbeaten streak to five straight games as the squad defeated Duquesne, 1-0, in Atlantic 10 action on Sunday afternoon.
September 25, 2009 SECOND HALF COMEBACK
UMass grounds Hawks 2-1
AMHERST, Mass. - Freshman Meredith Fox's first collegiate goal capped off a 2-1 second half rally as the UMass women's soccer team earned a victory in its Atlantic 10 opener, defeating Saint Joseph's at home on Rudd Field.
September 20, 2009 FIRST WIN
UMass downs Peahens 2-1
AMHERST, Mass. - A pair of first half goals gave UMass women's soccer head coach Angela Napoli her first career victory as the Minutewomen defeated Saint Peter's 2-1 on Sunday at Rudd Field. UMass, which now holds a three game unbeaten streak, is 1-4-2 on the season, while the Peahens fall to 2-6-0.
September 19, 2009 FIRST WIN
UMass gets past Northeastern
Ben Arikian tallied the game-winning goal in the 84th minute as UMass netted their first win of the season, 1-0 win over Northeastern on Saturday night.
September 17, 2009 ANOTHER TIE
Minutewomen draw 1-1
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. - Senior Katie Ruggles celebrated her birthday on Thursday by giving her team a goal as the UMass women's soccer team came from behind in the second half and earned a hard-fought 1-1 draw against Hartford.
September 13, 2009 THIRD DRAW
UMass ties Vermont 1-1
BURLINGTON, Vt. - After going down a goal early in the first half, Mark DeSantis scored the equalizer in the 40th minute giving UMass a 1-1 double overtime draw with Vermont on Sunday.
September 11, 2009 GOALLESS IN VERMONT
UMass draws UNH 0-0
BURLINGTON, Vt. - It was a defensive minded battle as the UMass men's soccer team battled New Hampshire to a 0-0 double overtime draw at the Smith Barney Nike Soccer Classic hosted by Vermont.
September 1, 2009 STALEMATE
UMass-BU in 1-1 draw
AMHERST, Mass. - Sam DeNormandie scored his second career goal as the UMass men's soccer team fought No. 24 Boston University to a 1-1 double-overtime draw on Tuesday afternoon. It was the season opener for both sides.
August 28, 2009 DEBUT SPOILED
UMass drops coach’s first game
Worcester, Mass. – Goals in each half gave Holy Cross a 2-0 win over the UMass Minutewomen, spoiling the debut of coach Angela Napoli Friday night. UMass is 0-1-0 on the season, while the Crusaders are to 1-0-0.
August 28, 2009 NEW ASSISTANTS
Pair join Minutewomen
AMHERST, Mass. – University of New Hampshire graduate John Conlon and former UMass standout forward/midfielder, Vanessa Patry, have been named women’s soccer assistant coaches for the Minutewomen. The duo will aid newly-appointed head coach Angela Napoli guide the UMass squad this fall.
August 22, 2009 EXHIBITION WIN
Roswess strikes twice for UMass
AMHERST, Mass. - Sophomore forward Chris Roswess (West Springfield, Mass.) scored twice in the final 21 minutes leading the UMass men's soccer team to a 2-1 exhibition win over Adelphi at Rudd Field on Saturday afternoon. The Panthers had taken a 1-0 lead in the 63rd minute before the Minutemen pulled out the win.
June 20, 2009 MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Minutemen release 2009 schedule
AMHERST, Mass. - Coming off its second consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament, the University of Massachusetts men's soccer team is gearing up for a 2009 season featuring eight matches at Rudd Field with the season-opener set for Tuesday, Sept. 1 against Boston University.
April 30, 2009 SOCCERFEST
UMass hosts Maryland Friday
AMHERST, Mass. - The UMass men's soccer team faces defending National Champion Maryland at Rudd Field on Friday, May 1 at 5:00 p.m. to kick off the Sport Management department's annual SoccerFest.
April 3, 2009 SPRING FLING
UMass to play Army, URI
AMHERST, Mass.--The University of Massachusetts Men's Soccer Team opens up the 2009 spring season on Saturday April 4th against Army and Rhode Island.
December 28, 2008 REGIONAL WINNER
UMass’ Koch top Mid-Atlantic coach
AMHERST, Mass. - After leading the UMass men's soccer team to its second straight NCAA Tournament appearance, head coach Sam Koch was named the NSCAA/adidas Mid-Atlantic Region Coach Of The Year.
November 22, 2008 ONE AND OUT
Harvard ends another UMass run
AMHERST, Mass. – A goal in the 103rd minute by Andre Akpan cut short UMass’ second straight trip to the NCAA Tournament as Harvard defeated UMass in double overtime on Saturday in the NCAA Tournament First Round at Rudd Field.
November 16, 2008 DOWNED BY FLYERS
UMass defeated in A-10 final 1-0
PITTSBURGH - Under blustery conditions at Duquesne University's Rooney Field, third-seeded Dayton (15-4-2) blanked top-seeded Massachusetts (10-7-3), 1-0 to win the Atlantic 10 Men's Soccer Championship Sunday afternoon.
November 14, 2008 BOUNCING THE BILLIKENS
UMass advances to A10 final with 2-0 win
PITTSBURGH - Freshman Chris Roswess and junior Dan Lepone netted goals and keeper Zack Simmons \ made seven saves for his 30th career shutout as UMass blanked No. 17 Saint Louis 2-0 in the Atlantic 10 Tournament Semifinals on Friday night at Rooney Field.
November 12, 2008 A-10 HONORS
Simmons top defensive player, Arikian top midfielder
PHILADELPHIA - Charlotte's Chris Salvaggione was named the Atlantic 10 Offensive Player of the Year while Zack Simmons of Massachusetts earned Defensive and Student-Athlete of the Year honors in voting conducted by the league's head coaches.
November 9, 2008 A-10 TITLE
UMass wins regular season crown
AMHERST, Mass. - Ben Arikian's header in the 49th minute proved the difference maker as UMas shutout Charlotte, 1-0, at Rudd Field earning the Atlantic 10 Regular Season league title. With the win, the Minutemen (9-6-3, 7-1-1 A-10) locked up the No. 1 seed in next weekend's Atlantic 10 Tournament which will be hosted by Duquesne in Pittsburgh.
November 7, 2008 MASS TRANSIT
OT win sends Minutemen back to A-10 tourney
AMHERST, Mass. - Junior midfielder Mark DeSantis’s 108th-minute goal gave the University of Massachusetts not only a 2-1 double-overtime win over Saint Louis Friday at Rudd Field, but also a chance to defend their Atlantic 10 Championship at the conference tournament Nov. 13-16.
November 2, 2008 SIX AND FOUR
UMass extends unbeaten, win streaks
Bronx, N.Y. - UMass extended its unbeaten streak to six games and its win streak to four on Sunday with a 2-1 win at Fordham thanks to redshirt freshman Sam DeNormandie's first career goal.
October 31, 2008 UNBEATEN IN FIVE
UMass tops LaSalle 2-0
PHILADELPHIA – Prince Ofosu and Ben Arikian each scored to lead UMass to a 2-0 win over LaSalle on Friday evening. UMass now has a five game unbeaten streak (4-0-1) and remains in second place in the Atlantic 10 standings.
October 26, 2008 CLOSING DOWN THE COLONIALS
UMass post another shutout 2-0
AMHERST, Mass. - Junior defender Stuart Thomson netted his first career goal as the UMass men shutout George Washington 2-0 on Sunday at Rudd Field. The win gave UMass head coach Sam Koch his 250th career win and moved the Minutemen into second place in the Atlantic 10 standings.
October 24, 2008 SHOOTING BLANKS
UMass shutout 2-0
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Junior Lauren Luckey matched her season high with nine saves, but it was not enough as the UMass women’s soccer team dropped a 2-0 decision at La Salle in Atlantic 10 action on Friday evening.
October 24, 2008 AN OT COMEBACK
UMass tops Spiders 2-1
AMHERST, Mass---Junior Mark DeSantis tied the score at one with only 2:25 remaining in regulation while freshman Chris Roswess sent the Minutemen home winners in overtime as UMass topped Richmond, 2-1, on Friday afternoon at Rudd Field.
October 19, 2008 26 CLEAN SHEETS
Simmons, UMass blank Dukes 0-0
PITTSBURGH - Defenses stood tall on Sunday afternoon as the UMass men's soccer team and Duquesne fought to a 0-0 double-overtime draw. Minutemen keeper Zack Simmons recorded his school-record 26th career shutout in the tie.
October 16, 2008 BLANKED
Minutewomen fall to Rhody 1-0
KINGSTON, R.I. – A goal by Stephanie Santos gave Rhode Island a 1-0 win over UMass at a foggy URI Soccer Complex on Thursday evening.
October 12, 2008 RAMS KICK MINUTEMEN
Rhody shuts out UMass 1-0
KINGSTON, R.I. - Rhode Island's Dwayne Williams headed home the game-winning goal in the 87th minute to give the Rams a 1-0 win over the UMass in the Atlantic 10 opener for both teams.
October 12, 2008 UMASS GROUNDS FLYERS 1-0
First win over Dayton women since 1997
AMHERST, Mass. - The UMass women pulled off one of its biggest conference wins in recent history on Sunday as the squad handed Dayton a 1-0 loss on Rudd Field. With the victory, which was the first for the Minutewomen over the Flyers since 1998, UMass moves to 6-4-3 on the year and 3-2-1 in Atlantic 10 play.
October 10, 2008 TRY, TRY AGAIN
Smith notches UMass winner after near misses
AMHERST, Mass. - After hitting the crossbar on a penalty and sending a direct kick just inches high of the net, sophomore Therese Smith converted her fifth shot of the game for only the goal as UMass defeated Xavier, 1-0, Friday afternoon at Rudd Field.
October 5, 2008 ROAD WOES
UMass women fall again
RICHMOND, Va. – The UMass women ended their weekend road trip with a tough 1-0 setback to Richmond in Atlantic 10 action on Sunday afternoon.
October 3, 2008 UMASS FALLS TO COLONIALS
GW blanks Minutewomen 2-0
WASHINGTON, D.C.---George Washington scored twice in the first half to defeat UMass 2-0 Friday.
The loss leaves the Minutewomen at 4-3-3 on the year (1-1-1 A-10), while the Colonials improve to 5-6-2 (1-2-0 A-10).
September 28, 2008 ANOTHER CLEAN SHEET FOR ZACK
Simmons posts 25th career shutout
AMHERST, Mass. - Redshirt senior goalkeeper Zack Simmons made three saves to record his 25th career shutout, but the UMass Minutemen could not score as they fought to a 0-0 double overtime draw against Vermont on Sunday at the UMass Classic Invitational.
September 28, 2008 WET AND SCORELESS
Umass women, Temple in 0-0 draw
AMBLER, Pa. – Amidst a torrential downpour, the UMass women’s soccer team played to a scoreless draw at Temple on Sunday, its sixth overtime game of the season and second straight in Atlantic 10 play.
September 26, 2008 RAIN, HAWKS DAMPEN UMASS
OT goal gives Hartford 1-0
AMHERST, Mass. - In a rain-soaked game one of the UMass Classic, visiting Hartford scored 28 seconds into the second overtime period to pull off a 1-0 win over the UMass men's soccer team. Hawks leading scorer Carlos Villa tallied his ninth goal of the season in the win.
September 20, 2008 WILDCATTERS
Late UNH goals pounce on UMass
DURHAM, N.H. - New Hampshire scored two unanswered goals to remain unbeaten as the Wildcats defeated UMass 2-1 on Saturday night at Bremner Field. UMass senior midfielder Mike DeSantis tallied the Minutemen's lone goal in the 26th minute, but UNH scored goals by Kyle Orso in the 41st and Sean Coleman in the 50th for the win.
September 17, 2008 THIRD STRAIGHT
Minutewomen chalk up another win
ALBANY, N.Y. – A career-high two goals by sophomore Therese Smith helped the UMass women’ to its third straight victory, 2-1 over Albany on Wednesday afternoon. The Minutewomen, who are now unbeaten in their last five games, move to 3-1-2 on the year, while the Great Danes drop to 2-7-0.
September 14, 2008 DEADLOCKED
Minutemen batte Tribe to 2-2 draw
NORFOLK, Va. - Sophomore midfielder Chris Vaccaro and freshman midfielder Bryant Craft each scored their first collegiate goals as UMass fought William & Mary to a 2-2 double overtime draw on Sunday at the Old Dominion STIHL Classic.
September 12, 2008 MONARCHS RULE
ODU stops UMass 1-0
NORFOLK, Va. - Old Dominion's Trevor Banks tallied the game-winning goal in the 51st minute on Friday night as Old Dominion downed UMass, 1-0, in game two of the 33rd Annual STIHL Soccer Classic.
September 6, 2008 LATE GOAL WINS IT FOR UMASS
Brown header seals deal against Sienna
AMHERST, Mass. - Redshirt senior defender Chris Brown headed home the game-winning goal in the 89th minute to give UMass a 1-0 win over Siena on Saturday afternoon at Rudd Field. A Saints foul gave UMass a direct kick from 25-yards out that found Brown just outside the goal line.
September 4, 2008 PATRY PACES UMASS
Minutewomen earn 2-2 draw with UNH
AMHERST, MASS. – With the help of two goals from senior co-captain Vanessa Patry, the UMass women’s soccer team opened its 2008 home schedule with a 2-2 draw against New Hampshire on Thursday afternoon on Rudd Field. The Minutewomen are now 0-1-2 to start the year, while the Wildcats sit at 1-2-1 following the contest.
August 31, 2008 GOLDEN MINUTEMEN
OT winner edges Boston University
Ben Arikian scored a golden goal ten seconds into the second overtime as the UMass Minutemen overcame two deficits to defeat the Boston Unoversity Terriers 3-2 in front of a record crowd of 5,935 at Nickerson Field.
August 29, 2008 SHOCKER
Holy Cross knocks off UMass
WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross defender Alejandro Melean scored on a header in the 10th minute of play as the Crusaders upset No. 13 UMass 1-0 on Friday night in the season-opener for both. Inspired in front of a school-record crowd of 868 fans, Holy Cross (1-0-0) managed to keep the Minutemen (0-1-0) off the board despite several chances in the final minutes of play.
August 29, 2008 SCORELESS IN MAINE
Minutewomen, Bears draw blanks
SOUTH BERWICK, Maine – Behind the first career shutout of junior goalkeeper Lauren Luckey, the UMass women’s soccer team played to a scoreless draw with Maine on Friday afternoon at Marshwood High School. The Minutewomen are now 0-1-1 on the season, while the Black Bears sit at 1-0-1.
August 12, 2008 A NATIONAL RANK
UMass tabbed 13 in nation
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts men's soccer team opened its 2008 preseason camp on as the No. 13 ranked team in the country according to the NSCAA/adidas Top-25 poll which was releasedTuesday.
July 21, 2008 UMASS SETS SLATE
Will face champion Wake Forest
AMHERST, Mass. - A date with defending national champion Wake Forest, five matches against 2007 NCAA Tournament teams, and another competitive Atlantic 10 Conference season highlight the University of Massachusetts men's soccer schedule for the 2008 season. The Minutemen are coming off a historical 75th-anniversary season which saw UMass win the A-10 Tournament en route to a dramatic NCAA Tournament run to the National Semifinals.
July 1, 2008 ATLANTIC 10 PRE-SEASON
UMass players headline selections
AMHERST, Mass. - Redshirt senior Chris Brown (Tucson, Ariz.), senior Mike DeSantis (Stoneham, Mass.), junior Bryan Hogan (Lititz, Pa.), and redshirt senior Zack Simmons (Durham, N.H.) were each named to the 2008 Atlantic 10 Men's Soccer Preseason All-Conference Team as announced by the league on Tuesday.
February 26, 2008 ZACK'S BACK
Simmons will return to UMass
Amherst, MA - UMass goalkeeper Zack Simmons will be back with the Minutemen next season as a redshirt senior. The UMBRO/Soccer News Net Men’s College Player of the Year was until recently undecided about returning to the team after completing his academic requirements and being accepted to law school.
Jan. 31, 2008 ZACK COMING BACK?
Goalkeeper weighs options
AMHERST -- Zack Simmons, the walk-on goalkeeper who led the UMass Minutemen to their first ever appearance in the College Cup in 2007 is still unsure if he will be with the team next season. Simmons, a redshirt junior, completed his academic requirements at UMass and planned to attend law school before the team’s impressive run in the NCAA tournament.
Jan. 30, 2008 HONORING THE MINUTEMEN
UMass banquet Feb. 16
The University of Massachusetts will commemorate its surprising run in the NCAA Men’s soccer tournament with a “Celebration of Champions” banquet on Saturday, Feb. 16. The event, to be held in the Mullins Center at the Amherst campus, also marks the 75th anniversary of the UMass soccer program.
Dec. 27, 2007 A TOP RANK
Minutemen finish fourth in NSCAA poll
AMHERST, Mass. - Despite not being ranked the entire season, the UMass men's soccer team finished the 2007 season ranked No. 4 in the NSCAA/adidas National Top-25 Poll which was published at the conclusion of the NCAA Tournament.
Dec. 22, 2007 A FINALIST
UMass' Koch up for Coach of the Year
AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts men's soccer coach Sam Koch has been named a finalist for the NSCAA/adidas National Coach of the Year Award after leading the Minutemen to their first-ever College Cup appearance this season.
Dec. 21, 2007 MINUTEMEN MAGIC
Top 10 countdown
Newenglandsoccernews.com will be featuring the top 10 local stories of the year. Today: University of Massachusetts’ run to the College Cup.
Dec. 14, 2007 LAST DANCE
Cinderella Minutemen sputter against OSU
CARY, NC---The last Cinderella at the ball has finally gone home. After an incredible run to the Final Four, the Massachusetts Minutemen were shutout by the Ohio State Buckeyes 1-0 at SAS Soccer Park Friday night.
Dec. 13, 2007 THE BIG DANCE
Minutemen ready for first finals appearance
CARY, NC---The UMass Minutemen will look to continue their record breaking season with their first ever appearance in the NCAA Final Four when they face the Ohio State Buckeyes at SAS Soccer park at 7pm on Friday. The game follows the first semifinal game of Wake Forest vs. Virginia Tech. The UMass/Ohio State game will be televised live on ESPNU.
Dec. 12, 2007 MINUTEMEN TAKE FLIGHT
UMass in Final 4
AMHERST -- The University of Massachusetts, the only unseeded team in the NCAA College Cup final four, were scheduled to arrive in Raleigh Wednesday afternoon in preparation for Friday's game against Ohio State.
Dec. 9, 2007 FIRST FINAL FOUR!
UMass tops UIC to advance to College Cup
AMHERST, Mass. - Behind goals from Stuart Amick and Mike DeSantis and a spectacular effort by goalkeeper Zack Simmons, the UMass men defeated Illinois-Chicago, 2-1 in the NCAA Quarterfinals on Sunday afternoon. With the win, the Minutemen (17-7-1) advance to the College Cup for the first time in program history.
Dec. 5, 2007 ELITE EIGHT
Umass, UIC making first trip
UMass makes its first-ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight on Sunday when they face the Cinderella of the tournament, Illinois-Chicago. The first ever meeting between the two schools will kick off at noon on Sunday at Rudd Field.
Dec. 3, 2007 BACK TO FORT RUDD
UMass-UIC in Amherst
The University of Massachusetts will play host to Illinois-Chicago in the quarterfinals of the NCAA men's soccer tournament at noon Sunday.
Dec. 2, 2007 ON THE RIGHT FOOT
UMass nearly slipped up
The University of Massachusetts' tournament run nearly skidded to a halt Sunday afternoon as referee Bahij Salman suspended play just more than 10 minutes into the Minutemen-Central Connecticut game.
Dec. 2, 2007 DELAYED BUT UNDAUNTED
UMass continues NCAA run
AMHERST, Mass. - Fighting cold and snowy conditions UMass continued their NCAA Tournament run on Sunday afternoon with a 3-1 victory over Central Connecticut State in the third round at Rudd Field. With the win, the Minutemen (16-7-1) advance to the Quarterfinals which will be played next weekend.
Nov. 18, 2007 A-10 CHAMPS
UMass earns title with 2-0 win
DAYTON, Ohio - Thanks to a 2-0 shutout win over Charlotte on Sunday, the UMass men's soccer team won the 2007 Atlantic 10 Conference Championship Tournament and will advance to the NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Tournament. Prince Ofosu tallied a second half goal for UMass (13-7-1) who received help from the 49ers after a first half own-goal. Keeper Zack Simmons earned his ninth shutout of the season and the 23rd of his career.
Nov. 16, 2007 MINUTEMEN TOP RHODY
Advance to A-10 Championship
DAYTON, Ohio - The second-seeded Rhode Island men’s soccer team fell to third-seeded Massachusetts, 1-0, in the semifinals of the Atlantic 10 Championship, Friday night at Baujan Field.
Nov. 15, 2007 MINUTEMEN ADVANCE
Pks put UMass in semi-finals
DAYTON, Ohio – Number three seed UMass advanced past No. 6 seed Dayton in the Atlantic 10 Championships on Thursday night at Baujan Field after a 1-1 regulation and double-overtime session went to penalty kicks which the Minutemen won 4-3.
Nov. 14, 2007 TOP STUDENT ATHLETE
UMass’ Simmons wins A-10 award
PHILADELPHIA - UMass redshirt junior goalkeeper Zack Simmons (Durham, N.H.) was named the Atlantic 10 Men's Soccer Student-Athlete of the Year and seven different Minutemen earned all-conference accolades as announced by the league on Wednesday.
Nov. 12, 2007 A-10 HONOR
UMass’ Arikian Rookie of the Week
AMHERST, Mass. - After leading the UMass men's soccer team this past weekend with a game-winning goal and two assists helping the Minutemen earn the No. 3 seed in the upcoming Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament, Ben Arikian was named the league's Rookie of the Week on Monday.
Nov. 9, 2007 GAINING A BERTH
UMass gets needed win
PHILADELPHIA - UMass needed at least one-point in the league standings to capture a berth to the Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament. Freshman Ben Arikian scored four-points against Saint Joseph's to make sure that happened as the Minutemen blanked the Hawks 3-0 at Finessey Field on Friday night.
Nov. 4, 2007 MOVING UP
UMass breaks tie in A-10 with 1-0 win
AMHERST, Mass. - The UMass moved into fourth-place in the Atlantic 10 on Sunday after a 1-0 win over Fordham at Rudd Field. After a scoreless first half, junior Mike DeSantis converted a corner kick in the 50th minute to give UMass its 10th win of the year and sixth shutout victory.
Nov. 1, 2007 MORNING MATCHUP
Minutemen face LaSalle
UMass (8-6-0, 3-2-0 A-10) faces La Salle today in what is a key Atlantic 10 game with both teams tied for sixth-place. With the top four teams in the conference advancing to the league tournament, La Salle is the first of three key games for UMass against opponents it is currently tied with or below in the standings.
Oct. 28, 2007 BEATEN IN ST.LOUIS
UMass women fall to Billikens
SAINT LOUIS, Mo. - The UMass women's soccer team finished a challenging road trip losing 2-0 defeat to Saint Louis on Sunday afternoon. The Billikens, who are undefeated at home, got goals from Alyssa Mautz and Julia Bradenberg to improve to 7-1-2 in conference play.
Oct. 27, 2007 UNANSWERED
RI comesback to win 3-1
AMHERST, Mass. - The Rhode Island tallied three unanswered goals en route to a 3-1 win at Massachusetts on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 27. Freshman Greg Balicki scored what proved to be the game-winner in the 76th minute.
Oct. 26, 2007 A-10 BATTLE
UMass hosts Rhody
AMHERST, Mass. - UMass (8-5, 3-1 A-10) looks to continue its hold on first-place in the Atlantic 10 and puts its four-game home win streak on the line this Saturday as regional and league rival Rhode Island (4-7-2, 2-1-1 A-10) visits Rudd Field on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Oct. 21, 2007 LOSING LATE
Explorers top UMass 2-1
AMHERST, MA - Senior Kristin Hextall scored the game-winning goal with just under 12 minutes left in regulation to lift the La Salle women to a 2-1 victory over Massachusetts on Sunday afternoon in an Atlantic 10 game.
Oct. 21, 2007 STREAK HALTED
49ers stop UMass at six
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Chris Salvaggione's goal in the 67th minute proved the difference Sunday afternoon as the Charlotte 49ers defeated UMass 1-0. The loss halted UMass' six-game win streak that dated back to Sept. 16.
Oct. 19, 2007 FIRST PLACE
Win puts UMass alone atop A-10
SAINT LOUIS, Mo. –Mark DeSantis scored in th 50th minute and the UMass defense held on the rest of the way to post a 1-0 win over the St. Louis Billikens at Hermann Stadium on Friday. The sixth straight win by the Minutemen gives them sole possession of first place in the Atlantic 10.
Oct. 19, 2007 ANOTHER WINNER FOR ADAMS
UMass women hand Fordham first A-10 defeat
AMHERST, Mass—Cristina Adams scored in the 27th minute to give the UMass Minutewomen a 1-0 win over Fordham at rainy Rudd Field Friday. Adams’ game winner was her second in as many games as UMass improved to 8-3-1 and 3-3 in the Atlantic 10. It was the first conference loss for the Rams who drop to 6-4-3 (3-1-2 A-10).
Oct. 12, 2007 GAME OF FIRSTS
DeSantis, Arikan net for goals for UMass
AMHERST, Mass. – Mark DeSantis scored his first two goals of the season and the first two in his collegiate career in a 3-0 UMass win over Dayton. DeSantis scored in the 54th minute and the 63rd minutes, while Ben Arikian added a third goal in the 80th minute.
October 11, 2007 GOLDEN GOAL
Rams nip UMass 3-2 in OT
AMHERST, Mass.—The Massachusetts Minutewomen put on an impressive goalscoring exhibition, connecting twice in 1:18, only to fall to Rhode Island 3-2 in overtime Thursday afternoon.
Oct. 6, 2007 SHUTOUT RECORD
Simmons posts 17th clean sheet
HARTFORD, Conn. – Zack Simmons broke the UMass career shut out record with his 17th in a 1-0 win over Hartford on Saturday. The Minutemen struck early as Kenny Cook scored his first goal of the season.
Oct. 5, 1007 SHOT DOWN
Flyers halt Minutewomen 2-0
DAYTON, Ohio – The UMass Minutewomen were outshot 32-9 and dropped a 2-0 decision to Dayton as Niki Reed made six saves to record her sixth shutout of the season.
Oct 3, 2007 EXHIBITION WIN
UMass top Montreal 2-1
AMHERST, Mass. - Doug Rappaport scored on a penalty kick in the first half and Michael Jejna blasted home a goal in the second as the UMass men's soccer team defeated the University of Montreal 2-1 on Wednesday afternoon in a midseason exhibition match.
Oct. 2, 2007 SIMMONS HONORED
Wins A-10, UMass weekly awards
AMHERST, Mass. - UMass men's soccer goalkeeper Zack Simmons has earned two weekly honors after picking up his 16th career shutout on Saturday in a 1-0 win over Boston University to tie the school career shutout record. Simmons is now tied with Bryan O'Quinn who posted 16 shutouts in his career which ended in 2001. He now has two shutouts this season after earning a school single-season record 10 in 2006 and four in 2005.
Sept. 29, 2007 BLANKED
Minutemen 1-0 over Terriers
AMHERST, Mass. - Zack Simmons tied the UMass career shutout mark on Saturday at Rudd Field as the Minutemen blanked Boston University 1-0.
Sept. 28, 2007 TAKING CHARGE
UMass blanks St. Joe's 3-0
PHILADELPHIA---Britt Canfield and Sydney Stoll each had a goal and an assist as Massachusetts rolled over Saint Joseph’s 3-0 Friday at Finnesey Field.
Sept. 28, 2007 LOCAL SHOWDOWN
UMass faces BU
AMHERST, Mass. - UMass (3-4) will face Boston University (4-3) Saturday at Rudd Field. UMass is coming off of an exciting 2-0 home win over Northeastern last Saturday. The Terriers are currently on a two game win streak, their last win coming on the road in a shutout against Rhode Island.
Sept. 23, 2007 MINUTEWOMEN ATTACK
UMass overruns Vermont 3-1
AMHERST, Mass. - The Massachusetts Minutewomen scored three unanswered goals in the first half and held on to post a 3-1 victory over visiting Vermont at Rudd Field on Sunday afternoon. UMass, the #8 ranked team in the Northeast, improves to 5-0-1 overall, while Vermont falls to 1-7-1.
Sept. 22, 2007 SKID SNAPPED
3-0 win stops UMass losing streak
AMHERST, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts (3-4) snapped a three-game losing streak on Saturday with a 2-0 win over Northeastern in the home-opener at Rudd Field.
Sept. 14, 1007 SAINTS MARCH
Late goal costs UMass 1-0
LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - Thomas Ciovacco collected a loose ball in front of the UMass goal and redirected it to the top of the net in 86th minute to lift Siena past the Minutemen 1-0 on Friday afternoon. Despite holding a 16-8 shot advantage, the Minutemen were unable to connect and fall to 2-3 on the season.
Sept. 9, 2007 FALLING TO WILDCATS
UMass blanked by UNH 2-0
BURLINGTON, Vt. – UMass was shutout in their second game of the Smith Barney Nike Soccer Classic this weekend falling to the University of New Hampshire Wildcats, 2-0 in the rain, the first game this season UMass has not gone into overtime.
Sept. 7, 2007 UMASS BACK IN OT
Minutemen top Cats 2-1
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Douglas Rappoport converted a penalty kick in the 93rd minute to give Massachusetts a 2-1 overtime win over Vermont in the first round of the 2007 Smith Barney Nike Soccer Classic Friday afternoon at Centennial Field.
August 31, 2007 MAINE WINS IN OT
Rickett scores in 1-0 win ove UMass
ORONO, Maine - Alex Rickett scored in the 97th minute lifting the Maine Blackbears to a 1-0 victory over UMass on Friday afternoon at Alumni Field. UMass outshot the Blackbears 15-to-5 on the day, but Maine keeper Nemanja Kostic kept the Minutemen at bay.
October 27, 2006 MINUTEMEN FALL TO BILLIKENS
Loss ends tournament hopes
The St. Louis Billikens scored three first-half goals to defeat the UMass Minutemen 3-1 Friday afternoon at Rudd Field. The loss knocked the Minutemen out of contention for the Atlantic 10 conference tournament.
September 20, 2006 UMASS FALLS 1-0 to UNH
Banks’ goal downs Minutemen
New Hampshire's Chris Banks tallied his sixth goal of the season in the 54th minute to give the visiting Wildcats at 1-0 win over the UMass men's soccer team on Wednesday afternoon at Rudd Field.
August 25, 2006 EARLY MINUTE-MEN
UMass goals in first 18 trap Blackbears 2-0
AMHERST, Mass. - Sophomores Tony Bassett and Prince Ofosu each tallied goals in the first 18 minutes and the UMass defense proved too tough to crack as the Minutemen blanked the Maine Blackbears 2-0 in Friday evening's season-opener at Rudd Field.